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Israel Says Kidnap Plot Foiled, Palestinians Held
[An Nahar] The Shin Bet domestic spy agency said on Sunday that it had enjugged
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
members of a cell belonging to the radical Paleostinian Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the liquidation of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
group who had plotted to kidnap Israelis.

"A bid by Islamic Jihad to kidnap a soldier or an Israeli citizen was foiled by Shin Bet special forces and police," the agency said in a statement.

"Members of the cell were arrested on January 1... east of Kfar Saba" northeast of Tel Aviv, it added.

Two members of the cell are from the West Bank town of Jenin and a third is an Arab Israeli resident of Kalansua in central Israel, Shin Bet said.

Eight other suspects were arrested in Jenin as part of the investigation, it added.

Shin Bet said the cell had failed in an attempt at the end of December to kidnap Israelis from bus and train stations.

Ropes, adhesive tape, a Japanese knife, a fake pistol and mask were found in a car belonging to the group, it added.
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